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Advances in genomic technologies have decreased costs associated with research and led to a better understanding of the impact of genetic variations on livestock production traits. In this context, the collection of abundant, accurate phenotypic data has often become the limiting factor in the...

Author(s)
Juárez, M.; Roberts, J. C.; López-Campos, O.; Prieto, N.; Aalhus, J. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 019, pp 1-8
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Successful removal and eradication of invasive non-native species (INNS) relies on early detection, ideally with pathway screening, to prevent any spread or outbreak in to a new region. The collection of DNA from environmental samples, known as environmental DNA or eDNA, is a revolutionary...

Author(s)
Blackman, R. C.; Hänfling, B.; Lawson-Handley, L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 010, pp 1-15
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In the course of human history, the primary use of animals for more than 10 000 years has been agricultural - food, fibre, locomotion and power. And for most of that history, the well-being of the animals being used was assured by necessity. If one did not practice good husbandry, the animals did...

Author(s)
Rollin, B. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 009, pp 1-7
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Increasing global population combined with a changing climate is placing pressure on global plant production systems, and rapid leafy and woody plant improvement is required to meet the demands of the future. Conventional breeding is time-consuming, especially in woody plants, and potential new...

Author(s)
Parsons, J. D.; MacKay, J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 007, pp 1-12
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Many staple food crops, such as banana, cassava, potato, sweet potato, sugarcane, taro, yam, are propagated vegetatively. Crop improvement using vegetative propagules has special challenges compared with breeding of seed propagated species. Genetic variability is a fundamental necessity for crop...

Author(s)
Bado, S.; Yamba, N. G. G.; Sesay, J. V.; Laimer, M.; Forster, B. P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 028, pp 1-21
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Sustainable development requires integrated cooperation between various disciplines. But interdisciplinary research has proved a challenge. The indigenous knowledge (IK) in development approach arguably offers a promising context in which to further necessary interdisciplinary interaction in view...

Author(s)
Sillitoe, P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 033, pp 1-4
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Cotton is an important fibre crop of global and economic significance. For effective control of bollworms, transgenic Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cotton was introduced on a commercial scale in 1996, with an aim to reduce pesticide consumption. Presently, transgenic cotton is grown on 24 million...

Author(s)
Kulandaivelu Velmourougane; Blaise, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 046, pp 1-8
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The main diseases of sunflower which can be controlled by major genes are downy mildew, broomrape, rust and Verticillium wilt, whereas the crop shows quantitative resistance to Sclerotinia rots and wilt, phomopsis stem canker, Phoma premature ripening and black stem and Alternaria. Over the past 40 ...

Author(s)
Vear, F.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 035, pp 1-11
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Forward genetics is an approach that applies mutants to identify genes responsible for a mutant phenotype, and is traditionally achieved using map-based cloning, a time-consuming multistep procedure, particularly for crops with complex genomes that usually lack high-quality genetic maps with...

Author(s)
Zhu QianHao; Wilson, I.; Llewellyn, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 016, pp 1-12
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The rapid drop in cost and increase in throughput of nucleic acid sequencing has provided many opportunities for aquaculture genetics and breeding. Genome-wide genetic marker data can now be readily generated in a cost-effective manner, even for species without extensive prior genomic tools. The...

Author(s)
Palaiokostas, C.; Houston, R. D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 055, pp 1-10

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